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Ree 08-03-2006 12:03 AM

Excessive quoting
I think people are confused with the skin on this new board.

I see so many posts that are needlessly quoting entire posts.
Excessive quoting is annoying. We have already read the post previously, and we really don't need to read it all over again, so please, when quoting, whether you mean to, or whether you click the wrong button, be courteous to others and edit out what isn't needed.

A reminder and quick "how-to":

To quote a post, use this button: which is the middle button located at the bottom right of the post.

To do a multiple quote, use this button: located right beside the quote button
Click on that button within each post that you want to quote. It will change colour to indicate that it has been selected.
Once you have chosen all the quotes you wish to use, hit "Post Reply" (See below.)
Your reply will come up with all quotes in it, and then you edit each quote to leave only the relevant parts.

To reply to a post, use this button: located at the bottom left of the thread, or you can use this button: which is a "Quick Reply". That button is located at the extreme bottom right of the post. It will take you to the box at the bottom of the page.

Ree 04-17-2008 02:47 AM

We have noticed a recent surge in excessive quoting, possibly due to a lot of new members who aren't familiar with the board, so I felt a bump of this post was in order.

Please, people, respect others who are reading the threads and edit the quotes down to only the relevant parts.

It's really annoying to have another post quoted in entirety, especially if it is a very long post, and the reply to it is only one line.

I think about every 3rd reported post is from someone pointing out excessive quoting, so it's not just my pet peeve.

Rapscallion 08-08-2008 10:06 AM

Just bumping this one. We've had a few reports of large amounts of text quoted for a line or two of response. The number of reports is increasing, so just letting you all know we'd appreciate everyone keeping an eye on it.



MadMike 03-08-2011 10:07 PM

Giving this one another bump. To recap, excessive quoting is annoying. Please only quote the relevant parts.

Dave1982 06-17-2011 07:32 PM

Bumping this one again.

A good rule of thumb that I like to follow is that if the quote is longer than the reply, then the quote can probably be shortened.

Ree 08-17-2011 11:02 PM


Quoth Dave1982 (Post 910118)
A good rule of thumb that I like to follow is that if the quote is longer than the reply, then the quote can probably be shortened.

Bumping yet again since we have had several posts in recent days that have required quote trimming.

It's really annoying, guys.
Please trim the quotes down.

Dave1982 09-09-2011 01:21 AM

And another bump.

Seriously everyone, trim your quotes. It's not hard.

Dave1982 03-01-2012 02:17 AM

We've had some reports lately of excessive quoting, so I'm giving this one a bump.

MadMike 04-11-2012 11:25 PM

Bumping this one again. Please don't quote the entire post, especially if it has an image in it.

Dave1982 07-26-2012 01:35 AM

I've noticed a massive surge in excessive quoting recently, so this gets another bump.

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